Dr. Rob Moir

Dr. Rob Moir

Rob Moir is a husband and father of three who is also a Professor of Economics and the Chair of the Department of Social Sciences.  He received a BArts&Sci. (Hons. Economics) from McMaster, an MA from Queen's, and his PhD from McMaster.

In 1996 he joined the faculty at UNB Saint John.  He has been a visiting research scholar at the University of Arizona in Tucson, and the Cognitive and Experimental Economics Laboratory at the University of Trento in Trento, Italy.  He's also been a visiting professor at the Huazhong University of Science and Technology in Wuhan, China.

Rob's key research topic is the role of cooperation in the economy.  Specifically, he used research methods identified in the fields of game theory, experimental and behavioural economics to determine what drives cooperation and how mechanisms might be designed to facilitate cooperation when cooperation is beneficial to an economy.  This has led him to inquiries into environmental issues, market structure, governance, strategy framing, public good provision, gambling, economic measurement, happiness, and community economic development.

Rob has run as a candidate in three federal elections.

Selected Publications

  • Moir, R. (forthcoming in 2013).  "GPIAtlantic" in A.C. Michalos (Editor in Chief), Encyclopedia of Quality of Life Research.  Springer.  (entry submitted and accepted as of July 2011).
  • Chan, K.S., Mestelman, S., Muller, R.A., and Moir, R. (2012).  Communication, equity and the voluntary provision of a public good by heterogeneous groups. The Journal of Socio-Economics.  41: 87-94.
  • Moir, R. (Spring 2010).  Engaging the Millennial Student.  Teaching Perspectives. (A St. Thomas University publication).
  • Moir, R. (2007). "Spies and Swords:  Behaviour in Environments with Costly Monitoring and Sanctioning" in T. Cherry, S. Kroll, J.F. Shogren (Eds.) Environmental Economics, Experimental Methods. New York, NY:  Routledge Press:  212-233.
  • Moir, R. (2006).  "Multiple Public Goods and Lottery Fund Raising" in D. Davis (Ed.) Research in Experimental Economics: Volume 11.  Stamford, CT:  JAI Press, Inc.:  121-142.
  • O'Sullivan, A., Sheffrin, S.M., and Moir, R. (2001).  Microeconomics:  Principles and Tools (First Canadian Edition).  Toronto:  Prentice Hall. - 496 pages (plus Instructor's Manual).
  • O'Sullivan, A., Sheffrin, S.M., and Moir, R. (2001).  Microeconomics:  Principles and Tools (First Canadian Edition).  Toronto:  Prentice Hall. - 416 pages (plus Instructor's Manual).
  • Moir, R. (2001).  "The Exact Randomization Test" (an invited entry) in A.H. El-Shaarawi and W.W. Piegorsch (Editors-in-Chief), The Encyclopedia of Environmetrics: Volume 3.  Chichester, England:  John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.:  1681-1682. [substantially revised in 2011 for the 2nd edition].
  • Mestelman, S., Moir, R., and Muller, R.A. (1999).  "A Laboratory Test of Canadian Proposal for an Emissions Trading Program" in R.M. Issac and C. Holt (Eds.) Research in Experimental Economics, Volume 7: Emissions Permit Experiments.  Stamford, CT:  JAI Press, Inc.:  45-91.
  • Chan, K.S., Mestelman, S., Moir, R., and Muller, R.A. (1996).  The Voluntary Provision of Public Goods Under Varying Income Distributions.  Canadian Journal of Economics.  19(1): 54-69.

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